The Countess of Wessex has unveiled a memorial to 48,000 men who worked in British coal mines during the Second World War.
The mother of a four-month-old baby found with a dummy taped to its face at Stafford Hospital has said she was "devastated" by the news.
Tributes have been paid to the two young brothers and their aunt who were killed on Christmas Day in a crash on the M6 motorway.
One campaigner involved in the march held to save Stafford Hospital says people should look at Stafford Hospital now, not to the past.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Stafford to protest over threatened cutbacks to acute services at Stafford Hospital. Protesters say they fear the cuts will lead to losses of life and will put other local hospitals under strain.
Protesters filled the Market Square and many surrounding streets, they marched to the hospital approximately one mile away.
For years Stafford has faced criticism over poor standards of care, which has been blamed for hundreds of patient deaths.
But marchers say the hospital has greatly improved and the threat of acute services being moved elsewhere will leave people in the town in danger.
The hospital is currently in special administration the administrators say they are aware of the strength of feeling locally and are setting up public meetings to hear people's views.
The march starts from Stafford Market square at 14:30. It has been organised by a community group, with the support of local MPs and Stafford Borough Council.
Name engraving for British servicemen and servicewomen who were killed in 2012 will begin at the Staffordshire Memorial Arboretum today.
Engraver Nick Hindle will begin the task of engraving the names of 43 army personnel, five Royal Marines and five RAF personnel.
Mr Hindle will be there for the next month as he engraves the names, which will be read out and dedicated in a special service for families later in the year.
There are already 16,000 names on the memorial.
A wristwatch estimated to be worth one million pounds is going on display in the Midlands.
What makes the watch so unique is the tiny micro-sculpture built into its design.
The sculpture itself is so small, it can only be seen under a microscope.
A special set of lenses have been added to the watch to make it visible.
Local Birmingham artist Willard Wigan was commissioned to create the sculpture.
The watch will go on display at Staffordshire University this weekend for the first time, alongside more of Willard's micro-sculptures- some so small they fit onto a pin head.
It became the most notorious hospital in Britain for its maltreatment of patients depriving some of food, water and proper care.
But now, countless promises of change later, a baby boy has been found at Mid Staffordshire Hospital with a dummy taped to his face. Police are investigating.
From the hospital ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:
The four month old baby, who was born premature, was recovering after being admitted with breathing issues. It was at that point that a nurse on the ward found the boy with a dummy taped to his mouth.
That nurse reported that to the powers that be here at the hospital and as a result a nurse has been suspended and the hospital have begun an investigation, as have the police.
We understand that the first thing the mother knew was when she saw the police and staff around the bed.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been subject to several reviews and investigations, after a highly critical report by the Healthcare Commission in 2009 revealed a catalogue of failings, and said "appalling standards" had put patients at risk:
- Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected between 2005 and 2008
- An independent inquiry into events at the trust in February 2010 found it had "routinely neglected patients"
- The Trust has paid out more than £1 million in compensation to 120 victims of abuse, or their families
An £11 million review of what went wrong at Stafford Hospital between January 2005 and March 2009 will be published on February 6.
It is understood that the inquiry chairman will recommend wide-ranging reforms of the NHS.
It has been reported that the review will recommend that hospitals that cover up mistakes by doctors and poor treatment of patients face fines, and possible closure.